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Old 12-12-2015, 11:34 PM   #57
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I sat on a bucket for a short time staring toward the back of my gutted '61 Safari. Then I got smarter, drug in the most comfortable chair I could get through the door along with a small table to hold my coffee cup, then sat for a long time wondering what on earth I had gotten myself into. Many cups of coffee later (sitting in a comfortable chair) I figured out how to use a joggle stick to transfer those compound, decreasing radius curves from the trailer to a new piece of wood.

That chair was the best thing I did in the trailer.

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Old 08-13-2016, 09:08 AM   #58
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Hi Folks

I have been slowly wrapping up this phase of the project. I am very pleased with the upholstery work that I outsourced locally. The only thing is I bought a lot of different fabric until I settled on the ones I did. I have enough for a couple other trailers, along with Marmoleum for one and other materials. I have to find another trailer or eventually sell them off.

I also got the propane done by someone else. I am currently working on the slide out pantry with a shelf above it. I have done some more detail work in the head and will post some pictures soon.

Shake out run is soon

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Old 08-13-2016, 10:28 AM   #59
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Great project , beautiful wood work !

I wonder if you could post a few pictures and description of the gaucho and how it works ?

I have to come up with a better way to deploy our side gaucho . The original takes a bunch of grunt to set up and take down.

Heck I've even considered an Ikea bed that would have to be raised up to clear the wheel well.

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Old 08-13-2016, 01:11 PM   #60
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Thank you,

If you go to entry 38 page 3 of this post, it shows 2 pictures one of the gaucho open and one closed. I used big 500 lbs pound capacity drawer slides. 4 of them. If you look at the 4th picture you will see the gaucho interior structure. Very simple once I figured it out. It is a series of open web panels. I mortised and tenon mine. I was very cautious of the weight of what I was building through out the trailer, but the drawer slides at 33 lbs was a bit of a weight splurge but I didnít want to fight the gaucho either. When it is open or closed I drop a ďpinĒ threw a hole in the sliding part that has a block glued to it with the hole in it. Then the pin drops into a hole on the fixed base part of the gaucho and locks it in the desired position open or closed. The back is hinged with a piano hinge. I will see what pictures I have to help further.

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Old 08-13-2016, 06:23 PM   #61
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Thanks for the reply Tony .

Yes I would like to see detail of the finished hinge in the open and closed positions with and without the cushions .

On the factory set up you have to lift the back cushion onto the slid out platform as you close it, what a pain.

Thanks Glen.
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So it looks like you only replaced the parts of the sub floor that needed it. And you used 3/4" marine ply. If I'm not mistaken, the original floor in the 70's models is either 1/2" or 5/8". How did you match up the levels?
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:31 PM   #63
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I have heard about some floors being 5/8" but I found mine to be 3/4". The marine ply matched perfectly without fairing it. The marine plywood was a true 3/4" if I remember correctly.

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I have been away I will look for or take some pics of the gaucho in the various position.

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Many questions arise. What should I do first? How far do I want to go? How far do I have to go with this project?

First thing is to see what needed to be done and what I wanted to accomplish. So we took a few trips out and I took some pictures that I called "the way we were" photos. It showed at bedtime how the trailer was arranged, well disarranged. So functionality was high on the list. I don't know if I can find a place for everything to have everything in its place. I think I will take out the almost unused stove/oven and go with a stove top microwave combo

But first deconstruction.

By the way that stove and other interior parts are available. Stove $100

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Old 08-19-2016, 11:04 PM   #65
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Yours will be one Land Yacht that truly lives up to its name!

It's beautiful, Tony. The upholstery perfectly complements the lovely woodwork. And what is even better is that beneath, behind, around all of the beautiful woodwork and furnishings is a solid, safe and very usable home away from home.

Must admit though that you had me at the trunk extension and black tank line and valve reconfiguration. That is just downright elegant!

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Old 08-20-2016, 12:11 AM   #66
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Thank you for the complement. I am completely satisfied with the upholstery. The crazy thing is I bought enough different fabrics to do a couple of trailers more. I just felt the upholstery was real important for the total look I was after. I was worried about getting the fabric too dark but with the mahogany a certain richness was required. I think I said before I will either have to buy another trailer to fix up or sell the fabric. I think I felt a lot of the time I could spend a little extra money to get it right since I was saving a great deal of money doing the work myself.


Rbeasley, Yes I do have parts left, a great many. I need to sell them; I just have not gotten around to it. If there is something you are after please let me know. I do have every intention of pricing them fairly. My main concern is the ease of the sale.

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I have been away I will look for or take some pics of the gaucho in the various position.

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Thanks that would be great
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Tony, are there pics of your trunk extension and black tank line and valve configuration? Your wood working skills are amazing and the grain and color of that wood beautiful. Thanks for all the updates and associated photos

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Thank you for the complement. I am completely satisfied with the upholstery. The crazy thing is I bought enough different fabrics to do a couple of trailers more. I just felt the upholstery was real important for the total look I was after. I was worried about getting the fabric too dark but with the mahogany a certain richness was required. I think I said before I will either have to buy another trailer to fix up or sell the fabric. I think I felt a lot of the time I could spend a little extra money to get it right since I was saving a great deal of money doing the work myself.


Rbeasley, Yes I do have parts left, a great many. I need to sell them; I just have not gotten around to it. If there is something you are after please let me know. I do have every intention of pricing them fairly. My main concern is the ease of the sale.

Thanks

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I;m in search for a good quality vintage oven/stove, Fridg. for my 77

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I believe there are pictures of the valve arangement within this thread. I will check, if not I will add some.

Below are the pics of the gaucho. Note the pin that locks in up or down. It goes through a hole in a block glued to the frame work. The strap lifts the leaf/back up from the down (bed) position. I used two 36 inch piano hinges.

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